View Full Version : Pixar Magic

06-20-2006, 10:46 AM
Well I saw Cars last night and all I can say is that Pixar did it again. Another amazing story told with amazing animation. I am not sure that I like it as much as Incredibles but I have yet to be at all dissapointed with anything that has the Pixar name attached to it.

06-20-2006, 12:54 PM
That's the thing about Pixar - their productions always have a well written story and well developed characters.

Add in the animation quality and you get good movies.

I still rofl at the Edith character from Incredibles. From what I've been told by people that knew her it's pretty much spot on.


06-20-2006, 06:15 PM
Sorry to be so dense about Edith, but are you saying she was based on a real person? Who?

06-20-2006, 06:23 PM
Heh its cool man, my mom had to inform me as to who she was.


06-20-2006, 06:29 PM
Wow, yeah, I know who Edith Head was/is (is she still alive?). Like the biggest costume designer in H'wood history. that's so funny. Man, I'd like to see some video of her in real life to see how close they really got to her.

Thanks for that link. That's some cool trivia to throw on my friends.


06-20-2006, 06:50 PM
She actually reminds me of my boss.. little chinese woman ...

heh :)

06-20-2006, 07:10 PM
The designer Edith Head - at least that's my take.


Sorry to be so dense about Edith, but are you saying she was based on a real person? Who?

06-21-2006, 01:33 PM
Edith Head as found on the net.

06-21-2006, 01:50 PM
[QUOTE=Oliver] I had already seen Cars about 15 years ago:
So much for original ideas.[QUOTE]

I don't think the 'Big Man trapped in Little Town' idea was created by "Doc Hollywood"

Although imo, I think it was best represented in "U-Turn" with Sean Penn. :rock:

06-22-2006, 08:47 AM
If you think every movie or peice of art that you see is completely original then you are missing something. The important thing is that they did an incredible (no pun intended) job with it, even if it wasn't a completely original story.

06-22-2006, 08:17 PM
Even with the work the smaller studios put out these days is pretty amazing, or maybe I am just easily pleased. I agree about the 2 1/2 hour thing, it seems like every movie I go to now is at least 2 hours. Just because Peter Jackson did it doesn't mean everyone should.

06-25-2006, 01:44 PM
I think the movie was great. A little slow in the middle, but it sure seemed like I was watching an animated automobile version of "Doc Hollywood."

The rendering was just amazing.

06-25-2006, 04:00 PM
little off topic, but, what software doe spixar use? Are they all "home brew" or do they use maya or something?

06-26-2006, 01:30 AM
Far as I know Pixar still uses Renderman and coded for purpose shaders.


06-29-2006, 02:15 PM
if you note the ending credits, it says that the film was rendered in Renderman... which is a plug in for Maya that costs like $900... not bad if you use Maya in your pipeline...

06-29-2006, 03:43 PM
From what I remember Pixar uses all proprietary software. I know they do use renderman, and I think I recall their animating software being called marrionette, or something like that. I could be wrong though.

06-29-2006, 04:18 PM
Yeah, Renderman is a Pixar product, but if memory serves from my history of animation class, the name of the software they origanaly used to create 3d was called… PIXAR created by Lucasfilm Ltd. then Pixar branched off on its own.

06-29-2006, 07:41 PM
Maybe you could be interested in a podcast with John Lasseter (http://deathfall.com/article.php?sid=6289), the director.

Yes, they animate with a program called menv (men-vee), this program is known by the outsiders as marionette.

06-29-2006, 09:32 PM
Marionette is also listed in some of their credits (Monsters, inc IIRC).